Biography of John E. Pratt
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JOHN E. PRATT, son of Bennett and Araminta Pratt, natives of Maryland, was born in Queen Anne County, Md., May 25, 1830. He was reared and educated in his native State, and in 1849 came with his mother to Fayette County, Ind., where they resided a short time. They removed to Burlington, Rush County, where our subject learned the wagon maker's trade. He followed this for about five years, after which he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits until 1858. During this time, he read and studied medicine as an accomplishment, and has never practiced. He next located in Tipton County, where he worked eleven years at the carpenter's trade, and in 1870 located on his present place of 160 acres. This he has improved until now it is one of the finest farms in the township. He also owns a small farm of thirty acres in Prairie Township. Mr. Pratt was married in Tipton County, Ind., May 5, 1870, to Rosa E. Burns, daughter of Robert and Maria (Hendricks) Burns. She was born in Shelby County, Ind., December 16, 1840. They have three children - Mary C., Thomas B. and Sarah A. Mr. Pratt, politically, is not a party man, but is rather conservative in his views.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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